Category: Video & Lecture Capture

Edit Your Closed Captions on Echo360

As of April 15, all Echo360 videos have a closed caption track. This means that should a viewer want to turn on the closed caption for a course video, they will have that option. There are no actions needed to be taken on the part of the instructor.     These captions are derived from…Continue Reading Edit Your Closed Captions on Echo360

Echo360 Announces Grant Opportunity

Echo360, the video content management and creation platform in use at WPI, has announced a call for proposals for its E3 grants. E3 stands for Equity, Engagement and Evidence. Each grant recipient, if selected, will receive a $2000 cash award. These grants are designed to support the work of instructors and researchers who use Echo360…Continue Reading Echo360 Announces Grant Opportunity

Setting Up Zoom for Echo360

Hello, Lecture Capturers! Many questions have arisen about how to use Zoom in conjunction with Echo360 so that your students can view your Zoom meetings through the Echo360 area in Canvas. This is possible. It’s also a good idea. It’s a good idea because Zoom cloud recordings disappear after 100 days, but Echo360 videos live…Continue Reading Setting Up Zoom for Echo360

Creating a Video Assignment or Discussion Post

Creating a video assignment or discussion post is a great way to get students thinking outside the text-box, so to speak, and tapping into their creativity. It’s also a great way for students to see each other and practice presentation skills. This post covers how to create assignments and discussions that involve a video submission….Continue Reading Creating a Video Assignment or Discussion Post

Echo360 Media Editor – New Insert Function

Here’s the cut: Echo360 has insert editing. For those of us who don’t have a background in video editing, let me lay down some tracks for you. You can think of a video as a linear event that holds you hostage for a certain length of time. You can visualize that time as a line….Continue Reading Echo360 Media Editor – New Insert Function

Lecture Capture by Default in D-term and Spring Semester classes

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POST IS NOW CONSIDERED ARCHIVED. THIS “LECTURE CAPTURE BY DEFAULT” FORMAT EXPIRED 5/10/22 AND WPI IS NOW BACK TO AN OPT-IN/BY-REQUEST LECTURE CAPTURE PROCESS. INSTRUCTORS CAN REQUEST LECTURE CAPTURE USING THE REQUEST FORM.   In response to the recent email sent out by John McNeill and Reeta Rao, CERT Academic Liaisons,…Continue Reading Lecture Capture by Default in D-term and Spring Semester classes

Goodbye Ensemble, Hello Echo360

Ensemble is a video content management system at WPI. It has been in used since 2012 and will be sunsetted at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year. New videos will be accepted into Ensemble until December 16th, 2021. After that point, existing Ensemble videos will be migrated to Echo360. This post explains how to…Continue Reading Goodbye Ensemble, Hello Echo360

Compelling Reasons to Caption Video

“When  students are able to access their accommodations, without barriers,  this is a wonderful thing,” says Amy Curran, Director of Accessibility Services at WPI. In the education field, an accommodation refers to a modification that has been put in place in order to enable students to access the curriculum in both an in-person and virtual classroom setting. …Continue Reading Compelling Reasons to Caption Video

Lecture Capture by Default in A/B/F classes

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POST IS NOW CONSIDERED ARCHIVED. THIS “LECTURE CAPTURE BY DEFAULT” FORMAT EXPIRED 5/10/22 AND WPI IS NOW BACK TO AN OPT-IN/BY-REQUEST LECTURE CAPTURE PROCESS. INSTRUCTORS CAN REQUEST LECTURE CAPTURE USING THE REQUEST FORM. In response to the recent email sent out by John McNeill and Reeta Rao, CERT Academic Liaisons, and with…Continue Reading Lecture Capture by Default in A/B/F classes